Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 10.12 Windows release includes:
* Support for DivX on the AMD Radeon 6800 Series
o With DivX® software installed on an AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series and later GPU and the DivX Accelerated™ solution, consumers can enjoy an improved DivX video playback experience by lowering CPU load, extending computer battery life on notebooks, reducing noise on home theater PCs and improving overall computer operation.
o Grab the DivX Accelerated download from here (will be available Dec 15) http://go.divx.com/accelerated
* Support for OpenGL 4.1
o New features introduced in OpenGL 4.1
o Full compatibility with OpenGL ES 2.0 APIs for easier porting between mobile and desktop platforms
o The ability to query and load a binary for shader program objects to save re-compilation time
o The capability to bind programs individually to programmable stages for programming flexibility
o 64-bit floating-point component vertex shader inputs for higher geometric precision
o Multiple viewports for a rendering surface for increased rendering flexibility
o New ARB extensions introduced with OpenGL 4.1
o Linking OpenGL sync objects to OpenCL event objects for enhanced OpenCL interoperability
o The ability to set stencil values in a fragment shader for enhanced rendering flexibility
o Features to improve robustness, for example when running WebGL applications
o Callback mechanisms to receive enhanced errors and warning messages
* AMD Stream 2.3 SDK release
o Performance improvements for AMD’s OpenCL toolset
o Support UVD video hardware component through OpenCL driver (Windows 7 only)
o Support for the Stream Profiler on Linux (command line version)
o Support added for AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series and AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
o Support for FFT and BLAS-3 libraries
o Stream Profiler enhancements (including timeline visualization)
o Resolves a number of bug fixes from the Stream SDK 2.2 release
Resolved Known Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 10.12 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
* DivX interlaced content no longer intermittently shows corruption.
* Tom Clancy’s Endwar no longer randomly hangs during game cutscenes.
* Crossfire no longer gets randomly disabled in some games after task switching.
* Random black streaks are no longer seen on menus in Metro 2033.
* Corruption is no longer randomly seen with certain graphical settings in F1 2010.
* Screen is now rendered correctly in Splinter Cell Conviction with Crossfire enabled.
* Random tearing is no longer observed when playing back XVID video files on an extended display.
* Random crashes are no longer observed when playing the Stone Giant DX11 Demo when Crossfire enabled.
* Random crashes are no longer observed when changing video settings in Supreme Commander 2.
* Need for Speed Shift no longer displays random corruption during game play if 2 races are played consecutively without exiting the game.
* WMV playback no longer goes blank occasionally after switching from 32bit to 16bit color.
* Random mouse cursor corruption is no longer seen
* The screen is does not intermittently display garbage when running 3dMark06.
* Dragon Age Origins no longer hangs intermittently during gameplay.
* Changing resolutions in Starcraft2 with forced AA no longer causes random application crashes.
* The desktop does not darken occasionally after exiting Eve Online.
* The desktop does not dim randomly after exiting Mafia II on some Radeon 4890 products.
Resolved Known Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System
* The overscan/underscan slider is no longer occasionally disabled in certain optimized / customer modes.
* Enabling dynamic contrast no longer displays random fade-in effects when playing Yozakura.
Resolved Known Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
* The water surface in World of Warcraft no longer displays random corruption when Anti Aliasing is enabled.
* Random flickering is no longer observed in F1 2010 in systems with Crossfire enabled and forced Anti Aliasing enabled in the Catalyst™ Control Center.
Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system
The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst™. These include:
* Green texture corruption may be observed when resolution / video settings are changed in Metro 2033.
* Playing Dead Rising 2 in an Eyefinity configuration may display a black screen with a mouse pointer if Vsync is turned off.
* Video settings might not be retained after enabling / disabling Crossfire.
* The screen may flicker and objects may be duplicated when running Medal of Honor DX11 with Crossfire enabled.
* Texture corruption or missing text may be observed when running Nostradamus the Last Prophecy.
* Menu and Action bar borders may shimmer occasionally when MLAA is enabled in World of Warcraft.
* 8X Anti Aliasing may not be available in certain 3D applications.
Known Issues Under the Windows Vista Operating System
The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst™. These include:
* Launching Left 4 Dead 2 in portrait mode may display the “Failed to create D3D device” error message.
* Performing bezel compensation on a 3x2 Eyefinity configuration may cause certain bezel group resolutions to be unavailable.
Known Issues Under All Windows Operating Systems
The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst™. These include:
* Green playback may be observed when playing multiple HD streams from Youtube using Flashplayer 10.1.
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